The Philadelphia Eagles were the NFC East champions in 2019 with an overall record of 9-7. During the off-season, the Eagles have looked to acquire younger and faster players on both offense and defense with acquisitions such as Darius Slay, Will Parks, Javon Hargrave, Jalen Reagor, and K’Von Wallace amongst others. In 2019 the Eagles offense was 11th in rushing and 16th in passing. Carson Wentz returns as the starting quarterback for the Eagles but will have recently drafted signal-caller Jalen Hurts pressuring for playing time.
Last season Wentz threw for 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. To improve the receivers corps the Eagles drafted wide receiver Jalen Reagor who will add length to the offense. Miles Sanders becomes the full-time running back for the Eagles in 2020 after Jordan Howard left and Boston Scott will be Sanders' backup and see plenty of action in different situations.
DeSean Jackson is expected to return for the 2020 season healthy after missing nearly all of last season. Jackson will be joined by returning wideout Alshon Jeffery and rookie Reagor. The Eagles also drafted two speedsters at wideout, John Hightower and Quez Watkins. Zach Ertz returns at tight end as one of Wentz’s favorite targets. The offensive line returns four starters from 2019 and Andre Dillard will take over the only place on the OL without a starter returning from 2019.
Veterans Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson and Brandon Graham will anchor the Eagles defensive line while younger players such as Josh Sweat, Shareef Miller and Derek Barnett will see plenty of action in the Eagles front four. Malik Jackson missed all of 2019 but was a Pro Bowl selection in 2017. The Eagles released linebacker Nigel Bradham but will have Nate Gerry and Alex Singleton returning and drafted Davion Taylor and Shawn Bradley to shore up the linebacker corps, while Jatavis Brown was picked up during free agency from the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Eagles dramatically improved their defensive secondary in the offseason by acquiring cornerback Darius Slay from the Detroit Lions while Avonte Maddox is expected to start opposite Slay and Sidney Jones and Cre’Von LeBlanc will see plenty of playing time. Rodney McLeod will start at free safety while Jalen Mills is expected to replace the departed Malcolm Jenkins at strong safety. K’Von Wallace will also see plenty of action in the Eagles' different secondary packages.
The Philadelphia Eagles are the defending NFC East champions but were just 9-7 in 2019. During the offseason, the Eagles added speed and youth at the skill positions and beefed up their defensive front line while acquiring one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL to shore up weekend secondary. However, the Eagles will find it hard to overcome the Dallas Cowboys and will finish second to Dallas in the NFC East with a record of 10-6.